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THE IMPACT OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN SOUTH AFRICA: A CASE OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENT COMMUNITIES

Zamokuhle Mbandlwa, Nirmala Dorasamy.

Abstract
substance abuse is a major challenge for many young people globally. South Africa has been reported as a country that is experiencing high levels of alcohol abuse. The focus of this paper is to articulate the contributing factors to substance abuse in South Africa. This paper is presenting the results of the study that was conducted in the informal settlement areas. Conclusions made in this paper about substance abuse in South Africaare based on the findings of substance abuse in the informal community. This study found that the high consumption and abuse of alcohol in South Africaare found amongst young people. The factors such as unemployment, lack of effective mentorship, lack of family values, poor parenting guidance, and loss of hope contributed. This study applied a desktop research methodology, the secondary data was analyzed and unpacked to address the objectives of the study. The main objective of this study was to investigate the causes and the reasons why young people are abusing alcohol. The investigation focused on the excessive and abnormal use of alcohol by young people.

Key words: Substance abuse, Alcohol, Drugs, Community, Youth


 
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Zamokuhle Mbandlwa, Nirmala Dorasamy. THE IMPACT OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN SOUTH AFRICA: A CASE OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENT COMMUNITIES. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 1404-1411. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.170


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Zamokuhle Mbandlwa, Nirmala Dorasamy. THE IMPACT OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN SOUTH AFRICA: A CASE OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENT COMMUNITIES. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=105283 [Access: September 15, 2020]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.170


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Zamokuhle Mbandlwa, Nirmala Dorasamy. THE IMPACT OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN SOUTH AFRICA: A CASE OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENT COMMUNITIES. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 1404-1411. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.170



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Zamokuhle Mbandlwa, Nirmala Dorasamy. THE IMPACT OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN SOUTH AFRICA: A CASE OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENT COMMUNITIES. JCR. (2020), [cited September 15, 2020]; 7(19): 1404-1411. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.170



Harvard Style

Zamokuhle Mbandlwa, Nirmala Dorasamy (2020) THE IMPACT OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN SOUTH AFRICA: A CASE OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENT COMMUNITIES. JCR, 7 (19), 1404-1411. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.170



Turabian Style

Zamokuhle Mbandlwa, Nirmala Dorasamy. 2020. THE IMPACT OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN SOUTH AFRICA: A CASE OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENT COMMUNITIES. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 1404-1411. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.170



Chicago Style

Zamokuhle Mbandlwa, Nirmala Dorasamy. "THE IMPACT OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN SOUTH AFRICA: A CASE OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENT COMMUNITIES." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 1404-1411. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.170



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Zamokuhle Mbandlwa, Nirmala Dorasamy. "THE IMPACT OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN SOUTH AFRICA: A CASE OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENT COMMUNITIES." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 1404-1411. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.170



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Zamokuhle Mbandlwa, Nirmala Dorasamy (2020) THE IMPACT OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN SOUTH AFRICA: A CASE OF INFORMAL SETTLEMENT COMMUNITIES. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 1404-1411. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.170